TLC's Find Love Live has introduced us to Sukanya Krishnan, a bubbly television host with more than 20 years of broadcasting experience. But where did she first get her start?
Let's take a deep dive into both Sukanya's personal and professional lives.
Who is Sukanya Krishnan?
Sukanya Krishnan was born in Madras, India, a city now known as Chennai. The television host grew up in Staten Island, N.Y. and attended New Dorp High School alongside Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man.
After high school, Sukanya continued her education at Dickinson College, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Always known for achieving her goals, Sukanya graduated as president of her senior class.
Sukanya is now known as the host on TLC’s Find Love Live, which airs on Sundays at 11 p.m. (EST.) Before her start with TLC, she was the morning news anchor on Good Day Wake Up, an early morning show that aired before Good Day New York on Fox 5 NY WNYW in New York City.
The six-time Emmy-Award-winning news anchor got her start in broadcasting in 1994, when she landed an internship at WLIG-TV. At the Long Island news station, Sukanya tried her hand at live reporting, writing, shooting, and editing news stories.
After many years of hard work, Sukanya became the first Indian-American woman to work for a local network affiliate in the New York’s demanding market.
A few of Sukanya’s stories that she became known for include Clinton’s impeachment proceedings, Rudolph Giuliani’s Times Square clean up, and the Abner Louima assault. She also received a Distinguished Broadcast Journalist commendation from the Office of the Comptroller of the City of New York for her coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Sukanya won her first Emmy Award in the category of On-Camera Achievement, News Anchor/Host from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She also won Project Impact’s Creating A Voice Award and was named one of the 2007 Power Women by New York Moves Magazine, adding to the list of impressive awards under her belt.
Outside of her career as a journalist, Sukanya also gave acting a go. She was cast as a reporter in HBO’s The Sopranos in the episode titled “Two Tonys,” airing in 2004. She was also a celebrity judge during the 2005 Iron Skillet Cookoff.
What does Sukanya Krishnan do now?
On Sept. 17, 2008, Sukanya announced her marriage to Eric Schroeder while anchoring on the CW11 Morning News. The couple welcomed their first son, Kiran, on July 22, 2009. Four years later, Sukanya gave birth to her first daughter, Shyla Alexy. The family of four resides in Westchester County, N.Y.
In 2020, TLC announced Sukanya would be the host of itsbrand new virtual dating show, Find Love Live. The show follows single people meeting three prospective dates via video call. Things get interesting when the contestant must choose one of the three dates on camera in real time.
Sukanya’s role as the host is to walk each single person through the show’s process while viewers weigh in on the contestant’s choices on Twitter. Although the show was intended to be filmed in-person, production was moved on to full-virtual concept due to social distancing procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Be sure to catch Find Love Live Sundays night at 11 p.m. (EST.)